One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of materials used in surgical implants) not harmful to living tissue.
- ‘Implants are biocompatible - meaning they're designed to be accepted by your body - and they're made to resist corrosion, degradation and wear.’
- ‘A possible attraction of protein-like materials for medical applications is that they would be biocompatible and biodegradable.’
- ‘They must be strong, reliable, tissue biocompatible, and able to retain a sharp cutting edge.’
- ‘Whether it is possible to accomplish these objectives using biocompatible, biodegradable, surface-active formulations remains to be determined.’
- ‘A research team at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) has created biocompatible adhesives that could speed the process of mending tissue.’
- ‘The electronic array must be robust enough to withstand damage from the implant procedure and be biocompatible - able to withstand the physiological conditions in the eye.’
- ‘If clarity is not required, the normal practice is to add a biocompatible colorant to the raw material, typically 1 to 2% by weight.’
- ‘Soft, supple, and biocompatible, the Polyzen material successfully prevents tissue ingrowth and offers additional benefits.’
- ‘Materials that are more biocompatible, such as cobalt chromium or titanium alloys, are used for permanent implants.’
- ‘In recent years, PIP has helped develop titanium-coated breast implants, which it says makes the implants more biocompatible.’
- ‘Materials include biocompatible alloys such as titanium and specialty stainless steels.’
- ‘He adds that the technology can benefit ‘any device that needs to be implanted in the body and requires a biocompatible leak-tight seal that will last for years.’’
- ‘It soon became apparent, however, that the biocompatible material with strength, density, and porosity properties similar to natural bone may have other applications.’
- ‘The implantable materials are biocompatible, non-biodegradable implants which are designed for stabilization in soft tissue through the ingrowth of fibrous tissue after implantation.’
- ‘As with any material implanted into the body, the coating needed to be biocompatible.’
- ‘This is first time, he says, that an artificial kidney fashioned from cells and biocompatible materials has produced what seems to be urine.’
- ‘It recently developed titanium-coated implants, which PIP claims are more biocompatible than uncoated counterparts.’
- ‘An example is collagen, for the biocompatible soft-tissue implants used to plump wrinkles.’
- ‘Surface treatments texture the biocompatible material to resemble natural skin.’
- ‘Coatings are also used to protect patients from contact with surgical items or implanted devices that may not be biocompatible.’
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